To mark their 95th anniversary, French fashion magazine L’Officiel appointed Ill-Studio as creative director to take over and rethink the magazine’s identity as whole. The new identity was thought and conceived as a combination between the magazine’s long history, a creative look on fashion and contemporary visual codes.
Ill-Studio produced various still life photography works and commissioned photographers for French newspaper Le Monde’s weekly magazine M Le Monde between 2013 and 2016. Each series focus on a different narrative display according to given objects.
Twisted Objects is an ode to popular culture in which obsolete generic ephemera are warped and distorted, reflecting an obsessive perception of mundane objects. Shot without CJI effects, Twisted Objects was exhibited in several cities such as Paris, Berlin, Madrid and Vienna. A special shortened edit was released in 2014 in collaboration with Nowness.
Conceived and published by Ill-Studio in 2014, Neapolis is a subjective attempt to connect the dots and explore the imprint left in our lives by skateboarding as teenagers, through a selection of works and reflections from artists, authors and photographers.
A journey through images, essays and interviews from fields as diverse as Architecture, Contemporary Arts, Choreography, Youth Studies and the Sociology of risk.
Neapolis features works by : Rick Owens, Taro Hirano, Paul Virilio, François Chaignaud, Jean-Max Colard, Aaron Young, Camille Vivier, Michael Heizer, Bertrand Lavier, Dan Colen, Jérémie Egry, Aurélien Arbet, David Luraschi, Jerry Hsu, Audrey Corregan, Estelle Hanania, Mike Davis, Barbara Bloom, Robert Kinmont, Mark Gonzales, Alicja Kwade, Ugo La Pietra…
Installation : Sol LeWitt
Photography : Jerry Hsu
Paul Virilio interview (left) — Photography : David Luraschi (right)
Photography : Taro Irano
Photography : Estelle Hanania
Photography : Erwim Wurm (left) — Installation : Dan Colen (right)
Installation : Ill-Studio
Mark Gonzales / Johannes Wohnseifer Performance
Essay by Sebastien Carayol
Robert Kinmont (left) — Elisabeth Ballet (right)
Essay by Rick Owens
Bertrand Lavier (left) — Isamu Noguchi (right)
Photography : Hugo La Pietra
Installation : Ill-Studio
Photography : Aurélien Arbet & Jérémie Egry
For the launch of their online video platform, i-D Magazine UK asked
Ill-Studio and model Lily McMenamy to collaborate on a film about secret passions. The resulting film is an imaginary yoga tutorial performed by Lily McMenamy and styled by former i-D fashion editor Erika Kurihara.